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Grouplove

Los Angeles, California, United States (2009 – present)

Grouplove is an indie pop band which formed in 2009 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The band consists of Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keyboards), Andrew Wessen (vocals, guitar), Sean Gadd (bass, vocals), and Ryan Rabin (drums). The band released their debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song, in September 2011, which was followed by Spreading Rumours, released September 2013. Both albums were produced by the band’s drummer Ryan Rabin, who is the son of former Yes guitarist and film composer Trevor Rabin.

Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection, Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists “without any hesitation” she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. “Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do,” recalls Zucconi.

On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band “GROUPLOVE” a year before it was officially formed. Sean Gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in London instantly bonded with the two eccentric New Yorkers.


Standing firmly on the middle ground between the quirky staccato attack of Modest Mouse and the spirited arena-ready roar of Arcade Fire, Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit Grouplove came to fruition in the late 2000s around the talents of Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd, Ryan Rabin, and Andrew Wessen. New Yorkers Hooper and Zucconi, through sheer kismet, forged a friendship with the latter three members while attending an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete. Before returning to their myriad homelands, the future quintet members began hashing out plans to meet up again and put some of the music they had been working on to tape, resulting in whirlwind trips to Rabin's Los Angeles studio, where the five friends decided to make their relationship official. Grouplove's eponymous debut EP was released by Canvasback in 2010. While touring alongside Florence + the Machine early the following year, Grouplove managed to finalize plans for their debut full-length album, Never Trust a Happy Song, which appeared later that fall. Grouplove returned with their second full-length album, Spreading Rumours, in 2013.


Grouplove is an American indie rock band which was formed in 2009 by Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd (son of singer/songwriter Steve Gadd of UK band Stray), Andrew Wessen and Ryan Rabin (son of film composer and former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin)
Grouplove began when Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi forged a friendship with the latter three members while attending an artists' residency on the island of Crete
Before returning to their homelands, they began hashing out plans to meet up again and put some of the music they had been working on to tape
When back in the United States they recorded the material at drummer Ryan Rabin's home studio
As a result, their first EP was released in 2010
The band has since been touring in the US as the opening act for Florence and the Machine and has several tour dates in the United Kingdom

 

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